Anxiety

Words for C

At the end of my author’s note, I told you about C, the teen who inspired me to write Every Last Word. Well, C left for college this week. She decided to go to school far from home, even though the whole idea still scares her. A lot. And she’s majoring in adolescent psychology, hoping

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Epic Reads | Book Shimmy Awards: Every Last Word Makes Semi-Finals

If you loved EVERY LAST WORD, I’d love your vote in the #BookShimmyAwards, Mental Health Matters category! It’s been a big year in YA literature for this important topic. Thank you for reading our stories, sharing them, and talking about teens and mental health. Your voice matters! Vote for all your favorite books here: http://www.epicreads.com/blog/2015-book-shimmy-awards-semi-finals

School Library Journal | Tackling Mental Health Through YA Lit

Tackling Mental Health Through YA Lit Honored to see EVERY LAST WORD in this School Library Journal article, and so excited to be taking part in the “Teen Librarian Toolbox“ discussion on mental health in YA literature (‪#‎MHYALit‬). Throughout 2016, a variety of authors, librarians, and teens will be sharing personal stories and discussing books,

Mom Advice | Sundays With Writers: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Q. Sam, the main character in your story, is a teen secretly struggling with OCD. Why did you decide to talk about this illness and what do you hope your YA readers will gain from sharing this story? A: I first became interested in telling a story about a teen with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Voya | Every Last Word Review

I’m delighted with these two incredible reviews for Every Last Word in the August issue of VOYA Magazine! Thank you, VOYA! “This tender novel shows how powerful and helpful the brain can be under stress without being clinical or detached. This book is highly recommended.” “Readers will immediately connect with Sam… High schoolers who enjoy realistic

Every Last Word | Nook Bestseller

Well this certainly made my day! Thanks for making Every Last Word a teen bestseller, Nook readers!!! START READING NOW

ReachOut | Interview

reachoutusa: In today’s blog, we talk to YA author Tamara Ireland Stone about tackling OCD, toxic friends & the healing power of words in her upcoming novel EVERY LAST WORD. Check it out on ReachOut.com It was an honor to talk with the wonderful people at ReachOut.com. Click here for the full interview.

OCD Specialist on Every Last Word

Three mental health professionals worked closely with me on EVERY LAST WORD. Each one made it a better book. Dr. Michael Tompkins, Ph.D. specializes in treating OCD, often in teens. He has been an incredible resource to me over the course of writing this novel, from reading early drafts to answering my questions along the

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